Lecturer in Race & Literature/Global Literature
University of York – Department of English and Related Literature
Salary Range: £38,832 - £47,722 a year
Hours: Full Time
Ref Number: 6789
Contract Type: Open Contract
Closing date: 17 August 2018
The Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York wishes to appoint a Lecturer (Grade 7) in Race and Literature / Global Literature. Expertise in the medieval period will be a strong advantage (e.g. race in medieval literature; medieval Arabic, Persian, Chinese or Japanese literature).
The department is strongly committed to equality and diversity, and has recently submitted an application for an Athena Swan Bronze Award. BME staff are under-represented in the department, and we will particularly welcome applications from BME candidates.
The successful candidate will have an outstanding research profile, appropriate to their career stage, and excellent experience in teaching and module design. Responsibilities will include teaching a wide range of undergraduate and MA modules, marking, undergraduate pastoral supervision, undergraduate and MA dissertation supervision, and PhD supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake high-quality research and publish the results of that research in appropriate venues, and work individually and collaboratively to develop external funding applications, impact and knowledge exchange projects.
The successful candidate will take a leading role in the ongoing process of reviewing and diversifying our curriculum, and improving representation. Preference may also be given to candidates with the ability to teach literature and the creative industries, and/or creative writing.
Skills, Experience & Qualifications Needed
Candidates must have a PhD in English or equivalent experience, and must have extensive knowledge in the area of Race and Literature / Global Literatures. An expertise in medieval literature(s) will be a distinct advantage.
The successful candidate will have experience of using a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students. They will be experienced in course planning, design and delivery, and will be confident in taking on a leadership role in curriculum review and development. They will demonstrate, or be willing to develop, the ability to teach literature in a way which challenges a Eurocentric perspective. The successful candidate will have an excellent research record, appropriate to their career stage, with the ability to develop and disseminate high-quality research through publications and conference presentations. They will be a champion for equality and diversity within and beyond the department, and will display creativity, initiative, judgement and a collaborative ethos in applying appropriate approaches to teaching, learning support and research activities. Preference may also be given to candidates with the ability to teach literature and the creative industries, and/or creative writing.
The department is committed to equality and diversity. BME and LGBTQ applicants are particularly encouraged.
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